Browsing Category



    To Ramadan, With Love

    My Dearest Ramadan, We waited for you for so long – an entire year almost. We counted the months, then weeks,then days until your arrival and yet, even with our constant anticipation,…


    Happy Birthday Mamanushka!

    And just like that over the weekend Mamanushka turned one year old! Since that first time Aiysha nonchalantly suggested we write a blog together without ever having met each other IRL (in…

  • || To Be A Woman || International Women's Day Rally || Edmonton || Image By Abdul Malik || Power To The Sisters || Women's Protest Sign

    To Be A Woman

    It comes all of a sudden. Without notice. Without warning. After years of absorbing what a woman should be, could be, ought to be. After decades of agitating to be heard just…

  • MAMANUSHKA.COM || Like A Mother || Thoughts On Becoming A Khala

    ‘Like’ A Mother

    The One ‘First’ I Experienced ‘Last’  Being the eldest of four sisters, I suppose I mostly experienced all the firsts …well… First. I was the first to go to school, drive, move…


    People We Lost In 2016 

    To God Is The Return 2016, more than any other year in recent memory, seemed marked by “high profile” deaths. From saints to inspirations,  humanitarians to poets to cultural icons – every…

  • || Why I Celebrate Birthdays || Muslim Birthday || 1980s Vintage Photo

    Why I Celebrate Birthdays

    Strange, but true, birthdays are one of those odd hot button topics that jump up at you once you become a ‘Muslim Mother’. Along with those fleeting questions about things like allowing…